A sprint record born of anger | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 25, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 25, 2019

A sprint record born of anger

Mohammad Ismail Hossain took up the challenge of competing in the 100m sprint just six months ago, during the Summer Athletic Championships, and the 26-year-old athlete burst onto the scene after breaking a 27-year-old national record in his first-ever sprint event at the Walton 42nd National Athletic Championships at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

Representing Bangladesh Navy, Ismail took 10.2 seconds (hand-timed) to become the new fastest man in Bangladesh by eclipsing the previous best of 10.4 seconds set by Golam Ambia in 1991. The best electronically timed 100m sprint belongs to the